Monday, May 11, 2009

You, with the cloven hooves and the big brown eyes!

Get off the road!

Mule Deer cross U.S. Highway 97 south of Bend, Ore. twice each year: in the spring when they go from the High Desert to the Cascade Foothills, and in the fall when they go back. Each year, about 95 of them die on the road.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is adding two wildlife crossings as part of revamping a four-mile stretch of the highway says this Associated Press report, which includes the details of how wildlife biologists plan to coax the deer into the tunnels.

Photo from the National Park Service

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